AMENA Center’s Offerings and Services
augment their innovation capacity, refine and commercialize their products and
services, improve their management and marketing skills, and scale their
Within 10-20 weeks of innovation immersion programs, our programs allows intra- and entrepreneurs to bring their product to market at a fraction of the cost and time.
Human Capital Development
boost innovation, improve governance and institutions, provide intra- and
entrepreneurship training, and instill a culture of calculated risk taking.
Our Global Exchange Program enables individuals pursuing degrees to take for credit courses at UC Berkeley. Upon completing the courses, participants will be issued UC Berkeley transcripts, enabling them to transfer units they earn at Berkeley to their home institutions. The courses have a practical bend to them, and are offered in intensive format (9am to 5pm), enabling students to spend, depending upon the units
assigned to the class, 2-3 weeks at Berkeley.
Emerging Professional Empowerment
- Design Thinking
- Computational Thinking
- STEM in Fablab and Robotics Lab
while also providing vocational training on renewable energy, information technology, digital arts, and recycling.
Think-Tank for Strategy Development / Consulting
officials on issues pertaining to the design, development and execution of the plans
to overhaul oil-based economies, and leap frog from extractive to productive,
competitive, high-value added, and innovation-based 21st century economies.
Berkeley experts may also draft white papers that can serve as guidelines for
officials in the formulation of strategies on solving industry-based problems. Key
findings are condensed into short, sharp, actionable, and fact-driven idea-briefs.
Why UC Berkeley?Developing pathways to promote entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth in the AMENA region requires an interdisciplinary approach. With its world-class schools and departments, UC Berkeley has the expertise to provide meaningful insights. It also has the reputation to attract thought leaders from other public and public organizations from around the world.
UC Berkeley’s proximity to and extensive contacts with Silicon Valley enables us to ‘connect’ actual and aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders from the AMENA region with leading companies and entrepreneurial trendsetters in the hi-tech sector.
We identify local talents, enhance their innovation capacity, improve their business, management, and technical skills, and teach them how to commercialize ideas, find a niche, and link into the global value-chain. We also contribute to the generation of academically rigorous yet actionable recommendations for the resolution of socioeconomic, environmental, educational, and industry related challenges in AMENA countries. Daruish Zahedi
From The Blog
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“It is always energizing to come to the San Francisco Bay Area and its universities,” said Eng in opening his address. “There is much to learn here.”
The University of Oman and the Science & Technology City Project (the University City Project) signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of California, Berkeley on Thursday last week to establish the first regional UC Berkeley-Powered Innovation Hub outside the United States.
The Challenge: Resembling a Hackathon, a team of 3–5 students will be asked to utilize climate datasets across countries in the Middle East and North African region and create data visualizations, heat maps, impact indicators that identify community0wide problem...